On 02/24/12, we will once again be visiting one of our largest boxwood sites in Leesburg, Virginia.  This class at St. John the Apostle Church, 101 Oakcrest Manor Drive will cover American, English and Korean boxwood pruning as well as hydrangea, viburnum, burning bush and some blue hollies.  We have pruned this site for years, which gives us an opportunity to watch how remarkably these boxwoods have responded to past year’s efforts.  The boxwoods you will see at this class are a living testament to the importance of pruning them to a naturally open yet orderly form.  If you have ever considered pruning your evergreen shrubs, I invite you to come see what happens to boxwood when they are pruned according to the genetic requirements of the plants rather than human design only...more on that later!  We will once again be working alongside the arborists at The Care of Trees as we continue to help them with this long term project!  And…if we are lucky we might even get a visit from the Buglady!  Class is from 10am to 2pm; bring a lunch and something to drink.  Remember it’s February so dress accordingly.  You will need handpruners and a handsaw and the cost is $45.00, which can be mailed in with your registration form.  We will follow Loudoun County School’s weather closure announcements for that day if the weather is questionable and if necessary we will reschedule this class.  See you on the 24th, Peter.  703.501.0417
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